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Real Beetle Wing Jewelry

 Beetlewing jewelry and beetlewing art, is an ancient craft technique using iridescent beetle wings practiced traditionally in Thailand, Myanmar, India, China and Japan. Different species of metallic wood-boring beetle wings are used depending on the region, but traditionally the most valued were those from beetles belonging to genus Sternocera. Their wings are valued for their beautiful and hardy metallic emerald iridescence. They are surprisingly tough and durable.

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 The Beetles used in these pieces are farm raised. Some are gathered after the beetle dies, but in many places the Beetles themselves provide a food source for the local people. Just like leftover oyster shells and other shells, the wing covers can obviously not be eaten, so they are used in the manufacturing of jewelry. Thus these jewelry items are environmentally friendly and a great gift for anyone with an interest and appreciation for Nature!